Nominations are now open to serve on your local Farm Service Agency County (FSA) Committee. FSA County Committees are an important part of the every day operations of local FSA offices. Those on County FSA Committees use their knowledge and judgement to implement and administrate federal USDA Programs. County FSA Committees must operate "within official federal regulations" but they can provide local input in a number of areas.

They include: "Income safety-net loans and payments, including setting county average yields for commodities; Conservation programs; Incentive, Indemnity; and disaster payments for some commodities; Emergency programs; and Payment eligibility."

Local County Farm Service Agency's are divided into Local Administrative Areas or LAA's. The elections are held each year in different LAA's. Then there is always some experienced members on the County Committee. If you participate or cooperate in an FSA program you can be nominated if this is the year for elections in your LAA. Typically FSA County Committees meet monthly.

August 1, 2020 is the last day to file a nomination at your local FSA office. November 2, 2020 ballots will be mailed to eligible voters in your county. December 7, 2020 all  voted ballots must be returned to your FSA office. The newly elected committee members will take office on January 1, 2021.

If you or someone you know would like to serve contact your local Farm Service Agency office. In addition go to the USDA website where there is a link to find more information too.

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